In the morning I deleted a virtual switch that I had thought wasn't being used by anything via the Infrastucture Client. Fast forward to the afternoon and suddenly a whole bunch of VM's can't be started or accessed and I am completely paranoid that it's my fault, though I can't rationalise why it would be my fault quite yet.
After restarting the ESX server over half our VM's now show as Unknown (Inaccessible)
, and two of our four datastores are missing (one of which was 2TB).
The 2TB datastore was definitely on our san because I know it was setup when we recently purchased more storage. Unfortunately I didn't do it, nor do I even know the details. The other datastore? I have no idea where it was located but there are really only two possibilities:
1. The ESX server
2. The SAN
Ironically, I am on the very cusp of migrating all of our VM's onto a Hyper-V server - which is frustrating when you're going from ESXi 3.5 to Hyper-V 7.
I've searched the hard drives of both systems for any .vmx files but have only found the ones that are already in the remaining datastores.
Can anyone lend any advice?